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noel shelley04/12/2021 16:54:56
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Jason, I understand the air line connector on the valve chest of the beautiful little organ engine but what is the purpose of the brass vessel on the cylinder end cover? oiling ? Many thanks Noel.

JasonB04/12/2021 17:56:23
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Yes it's a lubricator based on one on an existing engine. The lever cock is on/off and the tee handle adjusts the flow

Ady104/12/2021 19:32:24
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I've added more photos I found but most are too poor to be used, the original publication is needed

Scrumpy04/12/2021 19:55:54
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As the person who originally asked the question my brother and myself went and viewed the gallopers at Carter’s steam fair we were told a full set of drawings were held at the Norfolk rural museum ( savage ) but despite sending emails we never had a reply then sadly we dropped the idea as we started to build a Marshall Roller but it’s a project that is something worth looking at again

noel shelley04/12/2021 21:43:57
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Gentlemen, I will make a phone call next week to the museum in Kings Lynn, as savages were based in the town. and see what they can tell me about the drawings - they may have them ! Noel.

Emgee04/12/2021 22:02:35
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Noel

I believe they still have some of the wooden patterns from the foundry.

Emgee

SillyOldDuffer05/12/2021 09:45:28
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Posted by JasonB on 04/12/2021 17:56:23:

Yes it's a lubricator based on one on an existing engine. The lever cock is on/off and the tee handle adjusts the flow

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The type can also be refilled without stopping the engine, which was important when they worked long hours for a living. (Rather than being steamed in short bursts for display or turned over with an electric motor.)

In operation the lubricator is under pressure and simply removing the top is liable to blast out oily steam. Temporarily closing the lower cock allows the top to be removed for safe refilling. Doesn't take long and the engine can be kept running.

Dave

Jon Cameron05/12/2021 10:54:45
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Posted by Scrumpy on 04/12/2021 19:55:54:

As the person who originally asked the question my brother and myself went and viewed the gallopers at Carter’s steam fair we were told a full set of drawings were held at the Norfolk rural museum ( savage ) but despite sending emails we never had a reply then sadly we dropped the idea as we started to build a Marshall Roller but it’s a project that is something worth looking at again

Thanks,

Funny how things distract you lol. I'm the same. But having seen two examples of the 1/16" version , in the last two months. I am thinking a 1" version would be very nice. Albeit huge.

Thanks to the others who's commented. All helps.

Regards

Jon

noel shelley05/12/2021 11:50:26
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Emgee, YES I believe your right, I'm told that when Belmec Engineering back in the 70s built 2 replica Savage chain engines in full size the only pattern that could not be found was the flywheel, the rest had survived for 100 years! Noel.

Bill Starling05/12/2021 12:13:05
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A little inspiration for anyone contemplating building a miniature fun fair. This amazing exhibit was displayed at the recent open day at The Grange Musical Collection near Diss. There is a Facebook page for "F J Loades Famous Miniature Fun Fair" which includes some videos of it in action.

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loades miniature fun fair.jpg

Bill.

Jon Cameron05/12/2021 12:44:00
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Thanks Bill I'll check that out.

Regards

Jon

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